January Fun Night!

Come on out to the YCARS clubhouse on Thursday, January 2, for our monthly fun night. The first Thursday of each month is our monthly casual get-together where we socialize, talk ham radio, exercise the radios in the shack, and just have a fantastic time! All are welcome. If you haven’t been to YCARS before, or haven’t been in a while, please come on out! We’d love to show you around!

Santa came early for a few test takers!

YCARS hosted a fantastic VE test session this morning. Seven candidates took exams and eight elements were passed.

Something you don’t see very often – Christopher, here with the VE team, came in unlicensed and walked out being the highest class license there is. Yes, Technician, General, and Extra, all in one session!

Congratulations to all!

VE Tests – December 21!

VE tests will be held on Saturday, December 21!

Bring photocopy of government issued picture ID, Pencil/Pen. For upgrades, bring official copy of existing license.  Basic Calculators are allowed but not programmable ones.

Testing will begin at 9:30am. It is recommended you arrive early to complete your necessary paperwork and get checked in. The testing location is our clubhouse, 2051 Squire Road, Rock Hill, SC.

Good luck to all those who take an exam!

YCARS 2020 Officers Elected

Officer elections were held on December 12. The officers of YCARS for 2020 are as follows:

President: John Gendron, NJ4Z
Vice President: Philip Chandler, KM4WLS
Secretary: Ron Pryor, KN4KDC
Treasurer: Tedd Clayton, KN4RJW
Custodian: Wayne Reeves, KN4RNP
Trustee: Steve Czaikowski, W3SPC

Technician Class – Early 2020

An Amateur Radio Technician Class will be starting in January, 2020!

When: Tuesdays, January 21, January 28, February 7, February 14, February 21, 2020. 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Where: York County Amateur Radio Society clubhouse – 2051 Squire Rd, Rock Hill, SC.

It is strongly recommended that students plan to attend every session.

Cost is FREE except for cost of the book ($24) and the test ($15). You must bring this book to each class:  Gordon West Technician Class Manual (2018-22).  It can be picked up at Buy Two Way Radios at 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC or ordered from Amazon.com.

The book will be provided, free of charge, for any student who is currently enrolled in school (K-12). Parents of students are welcome to attend, but they will need to provide their own book.

RSVP by sending an email to w3spc@ycars.org so you can reserve a spot and get additional class information.

December Hobby Night

Join us on Thursday, December 5, at the YCARS clubhouse for our monthly hobby/fun night. Socialize. Chat ham radio. Meet other club members. Get on the air. Work a new mode. Get your HT programmed. There’s no set agenda other than hams having fun and hanging out!

Folks will start to arrive around 6pm and we typically hang out until around 8:30.

KK4FT (SK)

It’s with a heavy heart that we were informed that Fred Thompson, KK4FT, passed away the morning of November 21.

Fred was not only the treasurer of YCARS, but he was a great man, a brilliant man, and a valued member of our club and the community.

Fred will be missed dearly.